Milwaukee Expansion!



Bentley's Pet Stuff — a pet store chain based in Illinois that is backed by businessman and television personality Marcus Lemonis— will open six Milwaukee-area locations in time for the holiday shopping rush.

The new shops — located in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, Racine, Menomonee Falls, New Berlin, Delafield and Fox Point — will open this weekend, the company said. In February, Bentley's acquired the Shorewood pet store Pet Outpost and said it planned to open up to 10 stores in the Milwaukee area over the course of 12 months.

Bentley's Pet Stuff is planning a big expansion in the Milwaukee area.

Lemonis, who stars on CNBC’s “The Profit,” has assisted Bentley's in its growth efforts and has Milwaukee connections as a Marquette University alumni. In February — when Bentley's Pet Stuff announced its intentions to expand into metro Milwaukee — he said, "As an alumni of Marquette University, I have always wanted to bring one of my businesses to the Milwaukee area."

The locations of the six stores opening Dec. 2 to Dec. 4 are:

  • 2532 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee;
  • 2910 Golf Road,Delafield;
  • 5658 Washington Ave., Racine;
  • N95 W18397 County Line Road, Menomonee Falls;
  • 8663 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point; and
  • 3701 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin.

Bentley's Pet Stuff sells natural food, pet care essentials, toys, grooming products and treats. The company has more than 40 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia and Colorado and plans to open 100 stores by spring 2017. According to the company's website, it's planning stores in Shorewood and Pleasant Prairie, and already operates a shop in Hudson.

Written by Milwaukee Business Journalist Melanie Lawder